Geospatial Technologies

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Contact the Program Director

Karen Evonne Blevins

Residential Faculty - Geography

480-461-7358

This program is part of the Cultural Science Department.

Geospatial Technologies

An earthquake is scheduled to hit San Diego in 12 hours. City officials are looking for answers; what should the city do to prepare? How should they respond?

With Geospatial Technologies, you could help draft a plan of action to avert most of the damage to the city and its occupants. You can capture, analyze, and interpret data with programs such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Geographic Positioning System (GPS), and Remote Sensing technologies in a way that allows you to make informed decisions about our world. A Geospatial Technology expert would make decisions about the best spots for real estate and businesses, record the status and changes of geography, assist with evacuation planning, natural resource extraction, and conservation.

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Associate Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or degrees is the fastest way to realize your dreams.

Certificates

The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Geospatial Technologies program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Applications in Geospatial Technologies Track I: Technician
Certificate of Completion CCL Applications in Geospatial Technologies Track II: Analyst/Developer
Certificate of Completion CCL Applications in Geospatial Technologies Track III: Transfer Emphasis

Degrees

MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Geospatial Technologies program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Geospatial Technologies Track I: Technician
Associate in Applied Science AAS Geospatial Technologies Track II: Analyst/Developer
Associate in Applied Science AAS Geospatial Technologies Track III: Transfer Emphasis

Career Opportunities

The Geospatial Technologies program can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this program.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Geographers $65,700
Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $92,940
Managers, All Other $93,690
Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.

Financial Aid

You can get a high-quality, affordable education. MCC’s low tuition rates and various financial aid opportunities make it possible. Explore federal and state grants, Federal Work-Study, scholarships, student loans, and other options today.

Meet with an Advisor

Become a Student

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Before signing up for classes, you’ll want to meet with an academic advisor. Together, you’ll lay out an academic plan that suits you best. This step is essential to your academic success.

Advising for the Geospatial Technologies program is available through the Cultural Science department. They will help you determine the exact courses you need to get the education you’re looking for.